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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-06-2018 at 06:35:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Taking A Knee
  • The real reason some players take a knee when the National Anthem is played is because they don't know the words to the anthem as they never finished school so can't read or write either. Many have no clue what they are doing and simply are following the crowd. The kneeling is just them praying that someday they may be able to read and thus understand the lyrics as they read US history books.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    Joe in Texas    Posted 06-06-2018 at 07:15:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • While this is a really nice statement, you are too kind. I can go on, but I think I realize where you are coming from.

    Sorta related to the flag business at hand, on Memorial Day many of the cemeteries around the area put flags out on vets graves. The City of Lubbock Cemetery has a number of Civil War vets graves, I do apologize for not knowing the number but it's in the the area of about 60 or so from the CSA and I do know there are 4 from the Union Army. I have some pics somewhere, taken maybe 30 years ago where the flags of the vets' armies were displayed. It was kinda neat in a way, with a mixture out there. Of course, the battle flag was used for the CSA, but they found appropriate flags of the era for the Union soldiers, and even went so far as having the right flags for vets of WW1 and WW2. Someone went to a lot of trouble to get it right. I saw this as a unique way to commemorate, but modern naysayers put it all down and it doesn't happen any more.

    This is not racist in my opinion, just history.

    Larry TX    Posted 06-06-2018 at 09:56:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • AMEN to your statement Joe. I read in yesterday's Houston Chronicle that Texas has removed, demolished, etc. more Confederate memorials (statues, signage, etc.) than any other state - how sad is that. Here in the greater Houston area, the names of streets and schools have been changed (from Confederate leaders) to dumbas$ names just to appease another race of individuals - sad so sad that those folks have been able to totally change history simply because they really don't know what that war was all about!

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 06-06-2018 at 08:16:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My youngest daughter just graduated from high school. Her boyfriend, only a year older than she, was part of a volunteer group that went around the county and placed US flags on the graves of war veterans at all the county cemeteries on Memorial Weekend. The volunteers had to meet 04.00 at the first cemetery to get started, in the rain by the way. He told me he has been doing this since he was a Boy Scout, inspired by his grandfather, a Korean War veteran. God Bless the younger generation like this.

    Tim Daley(MI)

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